Online admission tests likely to be introduced by Presidency University this session. Apart from the Common Admission Test and WBJECA (entrance test for MCA courses), no other admission tests are held online at present in the state. After a proposal from education minister Partha Chatterjee, the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) board is gearing up to hold admission tests to all undergraduate courses in Presidency University. The board has, however, agreed to conduct the tests only if they are online.
The board wants one set of question paper for all students applying for a particular subject. It will ensure the same standard of questions for all students. Candidates are not judged on the same aptitude if various sets of question papers are prepared. According to sources, questions will be framed by teachers of the university. There will be multiple choice questions so that they are can be auto-corrected and there is no hassle of physical correction. However, the question pattern for some subjects, like sociology, history, political science and others in humanities may be altered.
The JEE board has asked the university to provide them with information on how many departments are interested in holding ada mission tests and which departments will admit students on the basis of HS results. They have also sought information on the number of candidates likely to appear for admission tests. “The JEE board has also asked Presidency University about how many subjects a candidate can appear for admission tests,” added a senior faculty member of the university.
Meanwhile, Presidency University has tied up with Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre Ltd (Efrac), an integrated testing and research facility for food and drugs, to make students industry-ready and help them land a job right after college. Presidency has decided to start the process with physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics students.